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Thread: Technical Info to Retro Fit Factory Sway / Stabiliser Bars to Early 911

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    Technical Info to Retro Fit Factory Sway / Stabiliser Bars to Early 911

    Hi,

    Has anybody got the Porsche service bulletin / information to retro-fit the stock / factory 15mm rear stabiliser / sway bar to an early (1971) 911.

    I require the dimensional details to correctly locate the bracket to the body and the pin bolts to the trailling arms / bannana bars.

    If anybody has done this before I would appreciate any information / pictures.

    Cheers,

    Norbert.

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    Norbert,

    These threads should help..........
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    Thanks for the information.

    Is there a trick with getting the stabiliser bar bushes into the drop links? I tried a vice but this method damages the bush.

    Regards,

    Norbert.

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    Try heating the bushings in boiling water and lubricating the ball on the trailing arm. This has worked for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD901 View Post
    Thanks for the information.

    Is there a trick with getting the stabiliser bar bushes into the drop links? I tried a vice but this method damages the bush.

    Regards,

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    Hi Tom,

    The bush I am refering to is on the opposite side to the small round bush that fits onto ball pin / trailing arm. It is D shaped in section.

    I also tried silicone spray together with the vice. No luck.

    Thanks and regards,

    Norbert.

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    The 'D' shaped bush that goes on the end of the sway bar should just push onto the end of the bar, the other 'D' shaped bush that fits into the bracket that bolts to the body mount must be slit longitudinally so that it can be pushed over the bar. Are these aftermarket or OEM bushes your using? Also do you have the bush I.D. that matches the bar O.D.? When i install the 'D' shaped bush onto the drop link I apply liberal amount of clear silicone paste, clamp the link and the bush into a vice and slowly close the vice jaws while using a plastic spatula to get the bushing lip pushed into the link. Once the bushing is started it will push right through the 'D' shaped link, then use the plastic spatula to help pull the lip out the other side.
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    I have bought the bushes from Stoddard. They are not OEM but are Stoddard repo - orange / light brown colour. They maybe a little harder than the OEM black bushes. Does heating them up in boiling water assist as somebody else has posted?

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    Don't know about the boiling water, never tried that, only the method I described. Try both and see how it goes. I've used the aftermarket types as you have there now, a little harder than OEM, but certainly doable.
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